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Age group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivity: Findings from an 8-year longitudinal study

Windsor, Tim; Pearson, E L; Butterworth, Peter


An increasing number of studies point to normative changes in personality occurring during adulthood. We examined age group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivities across adulthood using a population-based sample of younger, midlife, and older adults (N=7468) assessed on three occasions over an 8year interval. Younger adults reported higher approach sensitivity (assessed using BAS-Drive and BAS-Reward subscales) relative to midlife and older adults. Approach...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Research in Personality
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.07.002


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